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07:21 AM ET 09.06 | Still, the memories burn. It hurt so much that Sidney Crosby couldn't bear to watch the Stanley Cup finals until the very last game. The four-game sweep at the hands of the Boston Bruins ranks right up there among the lowest points in Crosby's career. "It stung," the Pittsburgh Penguins captain told ESPN.com Thursday in an interview during the NHL's Player Tour event. ... "I didn't watch a game until Game 6. I tried not to think about it too much, but it did pass through my mind. I think until I started working out and started to get ready for this year, it was tough to turn the page there." Former playoff MVP and scoring champion Evgeni Malkin echoed Crosby's sentiment. "I agree with Sid. It's tougher loss for my career too. Four games and we score just two goals."

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September 6, 2013  09:03 AM ET

Four games and we score just two goals.



Don't worry, this year for the Bruins they've taken a page out of the Leafs offensive playbook.

September 6, 2013  09:10 AM ET

Not to mention Disco Dan taking forever to pull the trigger and go with Vokoun.

September 6, 2013  09:22 AM ET
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Not to mention Disco Dan taking forever to pull the trigger and go with Vokoun.

Not sure that was entirely the problem, but...

Let's sign Disco to an extension.

Ding, Ding, Ding!!!

September 6, 2013  09:38 AM ET
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Not sure that was entirely the problem, but...Let's sign Disco to an extension. Ding, Ding, Ding!!!

true....but you need a hot goalie in the playoffs who can pull a save or two out of his arse......Fleury just didnt have that last year like in '09.

I am curious to see who the real Paul Martin is.

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September 6, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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What playbook is that? Be sixth in the league in goals scored?

Sigh

So many haters out there.

Why cant everyone acknowledge the awesomeness that is the Toronto Maple Leafs?

Sigh

September 6, 2013  09:44 AM ET
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Sigh So many haters out there. Why cant everyone acknowledge the awesomeness that is the Toronto Maple Leafs? Sigh

We don't have to. Somebody is always reminding us.

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September 6, 2013  10:00 AM ET
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Everybody hates Buffalo!

No. I don't. How can you forget 'Love Canal'?

September 6, 2013  10:11 AM ET
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What playbook is that? Be sixth in the league in goals scored?

It was a compliment regarding the Leafs ability to score vs the Bruins in the playoffs.

Guess Leaf fans aren't used to positive things being said about their club.

Apologies...should have went with Chicago's playbook.

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September 6, 2013  10:39 AM ET
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No. I don't. How can you forget 'Love Canal'?

Is that what she calls it?

September 6, 2013  10:42 AM ET
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Or Buffalo? Everybody hates Buffalo!

One of my staff was in downtown Buffalo this week. First visit to the fair city.

His first question for me when he got back was "Is Buffalo a dying city?" I asked why and he said "we were at the Hyatt downtown. No one in the restaurant, no one walking around on the streets (this is during business hours), lots of boarded up stores."

Sad and reminded me of the last time I was in downtown Cleveland.

September 6, 2013  10:45 AM ET
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Is that what she calls it?

well when this was a hot topic when I was back in school, of course we giggled every time we went over Current Events.

Looking eagerly at all the young ladies in class....

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September 6, 2013  10:47 AM ET
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Well when everything's so damn negative all the damn time...

Plus BB is employed again and we're all a little on edge.

Seriously, do you see any other team's fans making such ridiculous statements and predictions. The constant braggadocio is just too much to listen to.

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September 6, 2013  10:49 AM ET
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One of my staff was in downtown Buffalo this week. First visit to the fair city.His first question for me when he got back was "Is Buffalo a dying city?" I asked why and he said "we were at the Hyatt downtown. No one in the restaurant, no one walking around on the streets (this is during business hours), lots of boarded up stores."Sad and reminded me of the last time I was in downtown Cleveland.

Soon to be NYC. The financial district is not so financial anymore. I was up there recently at one of my old Irish Bar haunts in the FD talking to a friend who owned the place and he said post 9/11 and white collar outsourcing......his #'s are way way down. Add to that, most of the older buildings are being flipped into Condo's and with the trendy new spots being Chelsea, Meat packing District, Hells Kitchen (all up town) the new generation is not supporting the local establishments.

September 6, 2013  10:50 AM ET

I think the whole outsourcing idea, although conceptually a competitive idea, is going to have a whole unexpected side affect on the U.S. population as a whole.

 
September 6, 2013  11:06 AM ET
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No. I don't. How can you forget 'Love Canal'?

Really. And we used to drive over on weekends to see how the lower half lived:)

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